1994 Buick LeSabre 3.8 from North America


Of the 8 BRAND NEW cars that I have purchased in my lifetime, the 94 LeSabre is the best!


1). Lower intake manifold gasket failed (replaced for $200).

2). Crankshaft position sensor failed (replaced for $100).

3). A/C compressor failed (replaced with a bypass pulley for $40).

4). Rocker panel rusted out (replaced at a cost of $100).

General Comments:

I have purchased 8 BRAND NEW cars in my lifetime, and my 1994 Buick LeSabre, which I still own, is one of the very best!

Nothing major on this car has ever failed. The worst thing that ever happened to it was the lower intake manifold was failing and I had to tear the upper part of the engine apart to get at and replace this lower intake manifold gasket. Despite sounding like it was an expensive and difficult repair, I can tell you that I did all of the work myself in less than 3 hours and the entire cost was less than $200.

Yes, I do have a fair amount of knowledge when it comes to car repairs (nothing formal); however, even an individual with an average mechanical understanding could have done this repair.

I love my 1994 Buick LeSabre. ;-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2015

1st Jun 2015, 13:05

What is the current mileage?

1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 from North America


Modest yet luxurious, dependable, handsome car


Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

Admittedly it only has 36000 miles on it.

The previous elderly owner was very meticulous in her care for this car, including the maintenance.

This GM drivetrain is arguably one of the best out there. Very common to see these cars with well over 200,000 miles on them.

Sure there are lemons, and isolated cases of bad luck, but proper and routine maintenance goes along way in how a car behaves for someone in the long run. Not to mention driving the car with a modicum of respect on a regular basis.

I also own a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special. FWD with the 4.9L V-8. I give the Buick very high praise in a close 2nd to the Cadillac overall. The amenities are slightly better suited to an elderly demographic in the Buick. Big buttons, no frills etc. But the 3.8L is slightly better on gas and a bit less troublesome in the long run than the Cadillac 4.9L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2013

5th Jun 2013, 16:53

Back in the early and mid-90s, GM still knew how to make great cars. There was still hope after the fiasco in the mid-80s down-sizing. Now all hope is lost, everything Detroit has turned out for the better part of a decade keeps getting smaller, blander looking, and more sporty, yet ever increasingly expensive. I would give anything to be able to go back and be able to buy a true Detroit piece of iron right off the showroom floor. Unfortunately I was a little late to the party, being born in 1984. Now that I can afford to buy brand new cars, there is really nothing left on the market that is very appealing to me.

1994 Buick LeSabre from North America


Will ruin your life


Motor blew at 75k miles.

Master cylinder went out.

Fuel pump went out.

AC stopped working.

Heater core leak.

General Comments:

This car flat out cost me half my life. I was in a car accident with my previous car, so I figured I would buy an American car this time. What a mistake.

Right from the dealership, the car started having problems.

First the A/C went out, leaving me to dress heavily in the winter and sweat pools in the summer.

Then the master cylinder went out, leaving me with costly repair bills and a near second wreck.

The heater core suddenly went out during a date with someone who could have been my future wife, spilling antifreeze all over her dress and shoes, and the icing on the cake was the engine blowing.

I ended up losing my job for lack of transportation, and a drained bank account from repairs. Had to move in with family and start over. Will never buy American again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th December, 2011

12th Dec 2011, 11:05

Interesting that a year and model of car, with which the majority of people have had excellent luck, has 'ruined your life'. The way the car destroyed your incipient marriage was particularly diabolical. Have you had a date since?

12th Dec 2011, 16:07

This is a joke. If these cars are so terrible, then why do you still see so many of them on the road today?? This body style hasn't been made since 1999, and I see dozens each week. There are probably as many of these as old Accords in this area, and more than older Camrys.

Buicks in general are very reliable and comfortable cars. Of course they build a lemon once in a while, and some models are better than others.